Remember when someone purchased DomainNames.com from New Ventures Services Corp (AKA Web.com AKA NetSol). Well just in case you missed it, you can read about it HERE.
Anyway, to keep it short and to the point, I purchased two domains that were owned by them recently and they backed out of both sales with questionable excuses.
ColdCase.com – Originally purchased through Sedo but then it popped up on GoDaddy so I purchased it there as well just to make sure nobody else purchased it.
Both purchases were refunded within 10 days.
The excuse on Sedo:
“The seller is not or no longer the owner of this domain, he is not authorized to sell it.”
The excuse on GoDaddy:
“Apparently the owner removed the listing right before you purchased it” – I was really hoping that was because I had already purchased it from Sedo… But no.
BuyCar.com – Purchased directly through NetworkSolutions.com. The domain might have even been pushed to my account at one point, because Whois was updated and actually still shows my name and company name in the administrative and technical contact section. (Go to Whois.com and you’ll see)
This was also refunded:
The Excuse from New Ventures/NetSol:
“The seller canceled the sale at the last minute, and we can’t do anything about it” blah blah blah….
When speaking with Network Solutions support, it was especially funny because they ARE the seller of the domain, and they were acting as if it was owned by a third party and it was out of their hands…. (NewVCorp, is definitely NOT a real 3rd party).
I don’t want to go into too much more detail, because nothing I say hasn’t already been said by others. At the end of the day, I have zero trust in Web.com/NetSol/NewVCorp, or whatever other aliases they want to hide behind. It certainly appears that both names are still owned by NewVCorp. If the roles were reversed and we didn’t follow through with our sales listings, We’d be banned from every platform out there and nobody would do business with our company.